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Obama rips climate change deniers in graduation speech

U.S. President Obama talks as he attends the commencement ceremony for the University of CaliforniaBy Jeff Mason ANAHEIM Calif. (Reuters) – With a feisty tone and a touch of aggravation, President Barack Obama on Saturday laid into Republicans who question the science of climate change and urged graduating college students to take on global warming as a cause. A few weeks after unveiling rules to limit carbon emissions from power plants, Obama used a commencement address for the University of California, Irvine, to rally support from young people and slam opponents for denying that climate change is real. "When President Kennedy … set us on a course for the moon, there were a number of people who made a serious case that it wouldn’t be worth it … but nobody ignored the science. "Today’s Congress, though, is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change. They will tell you it is a hoax, or a fad." Obama said some climate questioners ducked the issue by asserting they were not scientists themselves.


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